Alogo Analysis, a Swiss company active in the analysis of equestrian sports, has brought out a revolutionary sensor. Alogo Move provides both riders and trainers with an in depth detailed analysis of their trainings and course directly to an App or computer. A huge step forward within the equestrian world.
Founded in 2016 by the Swiss rider David Deillon, Alogo Analysis has since opened up a new era to equestrian sports thanks to Alogo LIVE. This system provides organisors of equestrian events with the possibility to directly communicate detailed statistics as well as comparative footage between two riders, to the public, be them on site or in the comfort of their own home. The Concours Hippique International de Genève, one of the Majors of the Grand Slam, the Paris Eiffel as well as the Jumping de Verbier have used Alogo LIVE and have found significant added value in the system.
In November 2018, Alogo Analysis adds yet another exciting chapter to its story. The innovation, Alogo MOVE, is a revolutionary sensor with an integrated GPS, attached directly to the girth of the saddle under the horse. This way neither rider, nor horse are bothered.
This revolutionary sensor, which uses the same innovative technology as the aeronautique industry, provides in-depth analysis of the horses performances, be it in training or in competition. Alogo MOVE, which has a pocket size of 11 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm, detects the course and each movement of the horse in a 3D environment, up to an accuracy of 4cm, a precision never yet seen. Cameras are no longer required to be installed around the course; neither is it necessary to have a smartphone on you, the sensor works independently/is self sufficient.
Alogo MOVE collects data such as the ridden distance, the duration of a training or course, the time spent at each pace (walk, trot, canter), the number of strides, the rhythm and the speed, the number of obstacles jumped, as well as the path mapping. Additional elements are analysed, such as real 3D trajectories of jumps and strides, the lateral balance and straightness, the length and height of each jump and strides, the angle of the jump both on take-off and landing as well as the strike velocity. A specific algorythme manages to detect the actual intensity of the animal. All the data is uploaded directly to the Alogo MOVE application (available soon on the App Store), but also visible on both a computer or tablet.
“Alogo MOVE is revolutionising equestrian sports. Many other sports already use video footage to analyse individual athelets as well as team performances, but not quite as precisely as we do with our sensor. We have no intention to take away the human aspect of coaching, nor to work as a replacement to the riders’ feeling while riding, which we believe both to be essential. We propose an innovative solution to accompany athelets in their pursuit of perfection; helping them identify their errors, to better correct them”, explains CEO of Alogo Analysis, David Deillon
Another complimentary objectif of Alogo MOVE is to identify inconsistencies in the horses movements which may indicate an underlying problem, thus giving warning to potential injuries.
“Thanks to the data, which we are alone to have at our disposal, we can help riders to detect a potential problem which could be, for example an issue with shoeing or a badly adapted saddle.” adds David Deillon, who delveopped this specific technology with the help of professionals from the equestrian world.
The sensor has been extensively tested on a technical level, but also on a design level, which too had an important role to play during the development of the product. The electronic data is protected in a reinforced box, engineered by plastic injection. This is then inserted into a leather pouch, which is placed under the girth. “There is therefore no risk. Horses have hit the girth while jumping, nothing moved, nor was damaged. It is also weather proof, be it rain or shine, and shows no sensitivity to changes in temperature.” adds the young entrepreneur.
Pre-orders of the Alogo MOVE will start at CHI Geneva. The sensor will be presented in “avant première” at this event, taking place from the 6th to the 9th December at Palexpo on a dedicated stand, next to Amerigo, saddle partner of Alogo Analysis.
Link to presentation and Alogo MOVE pre-orders : www.alogo.io